Five days exploring the richest jungle and plains parks in Uganda. You can expect a lot of driving, a lot of primates, incredible big game, spectacular birds and the densest forest in East Africa.
This is a great tour for those who are keen to see as much wildlife as possible and don’t mind exerting themselves in the process.
If you want variety, this could be the tour for you.
We begin with the long drive to Kibale National Park (approximately 5 hours) through beautiful green scenery and traditional homesteads and farms. Our destination is Fort Portal, lying on the edge of the park and resting in the shadow of the fabled Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon.
In the afternoon, there is entertainment by traditional (kikiga) dancers. Evening is spent discovering the surroundings of Fort Portal and recovering from the journey.
We rise early and make the short journey to Kibale; Uganda’s most accessible rainforest and the best reserve in Africa for primate viewing. Expect an intense and enjoyable morning tracking chimpanzees and on the look out for L’Hoest’s monkeys, red colobus, blue monkeys, red-tailed monkeys and grey-cheeked mangabeys.
In the afternoon we drive to the Congo border right under the Rwenzori Mountains and into the Semuliki National Park jungle.
A full day in the dense forest of Semuliki, the closest habitat in East Africa to true Central African jungle. The new Semuliki National Park is a lowland, dense forest, with exotic primates, hundreds of bird species and a good selection of mammals. Its location on the shore of Lake Albert provides excellent shoreline game viewing.
We depart after breakfast and head straight to the northern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive. The plains and crater lakes of this region are a dramatic change from the jungles of the last two days and provide a new type of wildlife viewing. Lions, elephants, antelope and hyena are all commonly seen in this region and the views are stunning.
In the afternoon we make our way to the Mweya peninsula and settle into the lodge grounds. Even here there are chances of seeing lions, hyenas, hippos and buffalo.
The last day and we cram in as much as possible. A first light game drive along the Mweya, rush back for a quick breakfast and then jump on to a spectacular boat trip along the Kazinga Channel. Expect to see hundreds of hippo and buffalo, incredible birdlife and the odd crocodile. As soon as the boat docks, it’s back into the tour vehicle and back to Kampala, where the tour ends.
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Prices based on couples sharing and exclude international flights.